Other ways to give

The Fresh Air Fund unlocks the limitless potential of thousands of New York City children annually through transformative summer experiences and year-round programs, but we can’t do it without your help.

Your donation today will help make summer last a lifetime for thousands of New York City children.

For general inquiries about making a donation, please send your question to development@freshair.org.


To donate by phone, please call 800-367-0003


If you prefer to pay by check, please use our printable donation form. Make the payment out to The Fresh Air Fund.

Mail to:
The Fresh Air Fund
633 Third Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Wire Transfers:

To send a gift via wire or ACH transfer, please call 212-897-8910 or email development@freshair.org so we may share our bank instructions with you.


Make a monthly donation:

The donations we receive have a tangible impact. When you choose to make a monthly gift, you can increase that impact. Make your gift monthly by donating online.

Honor and Memorial Gifts:

We welcome donations in honor of birthdays, anniversaries or other celebrations, or to recognize the memory of friends, family or loved ones. Your loved one will receive a card letting them know about the gift made in their name. Gifts can be made online here.

Donor Advised Funds:

Through your donor advised fund, you can recommend the size and frequency of a gift to support our programs. To recommend a grant, contact your financial institution and please notify us at 212-897-8910 or development@freshair.org.

Stocks and Appreciated Securities:

Gifts of stock and appreciated securities present a great opportunity to support The Fresh Air Fund because your gift is mutually beneficial. We receive the full value of the stock gift and you avoid paying capital gains tax. For information on making gift of stock, please contact Elizabeth Portland at 212-897-8910 or eportland@freshair.org.

IRA Charitable Rollovers:

If you meet the minimum age for a required minimum distribution, you may direct up to $100,000 total tax-free per year from your IRA to The Fresh Air Fund or other charities, avoiding income subject to taxation. You should consult your tax advisor for more information on this type of gift.

Planned Giving:

In addition to donating directly online, many of our donors have remembered The Fresh Air Fund in their long-term financial plans. These gifts provide important support to Fresh Air and can provide tax savings for you. After you have provided for your loved ones, please consider leaving this meaningful legacy in support of Fresh Air children. To learn more about making a bequest or other planned gift options, please contact Elizabeth Portland at 212-897-8910 or eportland@freshair.org.


We’ve partnered with FreeWill to make it easy to write a will and create a legacy gift in support of Fresh Air children. Click here to access an online tool that will allow you to write a legal will free of charge. 

Support an Event:

Learn more about our events here.

Fundraise for us:

The Fresh Air Fund requests teams annually for the NYC Marathon and NYC Half Marathon. And we welcome your creative ideas to raise funds for us. Please email events@freshair.org.